Hot on the heels of Bernie 2020’s announcement that it will hold a campaign rally at the Tacoma Dome on Presidents Day, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has notified our team at NPI that it has scheduled a late February 2020 event of its own.
Warren evidently had such a good time at Seattle Center last summer that she has decided to return to those same stomping grounds for another rally. Since it’s February and not August, this event will be held indoors at the Seattle Center Armory, rather than outdoors near the International Fountain like last time.
The rally is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
6 PM Pacific Time
Rally in Washington with Elizabeth Warren
Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA, 98109
Doors will open at 4:30 PM. The speaking program will begin an hour and a half later, at 6 PM, and conclude at around 8 PM, the campaign says.
Entrance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Tacoma Dome is ADA accessible and is able to accommodate differently abled persons.
No ticket is needed, but the campaign asks that you RSVP if at all possible.
The Armory’s food and event hall is often used for banquets and receptions. Its banqueting capacity is 1,000 people and its reception capacity is 2,500.
Since Warren’s campaign plans to use it for a rally instead of a banquet or reception, it will probably be able to accommodate a higher number of people.
Plan to arrive early at Seattle Center if you want to be assured of getting in.
Seattle Center is well served by public transportation, including the Seattle Center Monorail, which now accepts ORCA, and we urge you to take advantage.
Please note that 1st Ave N Garage is now closed. Mercer Street Garage, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North, and 5th Ave N Garage, between Republican and Harrison streets, remain open for public use. Arena construction will start soon. For more information on this transformational project, visit: New Arena at Seattle Center.
To avoid traffic slowdowns, consider all transportation options as you route your way to and from Seattle Center. Several Metro bus routes serve the Center, and Seattle Center Monorail provides a speedy connection between Seattle Center and the Sound Transit/Metro Station at Westlake, and with the new Harrison St connection to South lake Union, Seattle Streetcar is also a walkable option. To learn more about traffic and road work in Seattle, visit: Seattle Traffic.
The SR-99 Tunnel is now open. Downtown entrances/exits at Seneca St and Western Ave no longer exist. Drivers enter the tunnel southbound from 6th Ave N (just north of Harrison St) and exit northbound SR-99 at Republican St. Harrison St is open across Aurora Ave N connecting Seattle Center and South Lake Union.
NPI plans to cover the rally, so if you cannot go, you are welcome to join us here on the Cascadia Advocate a week from today for special live coverage.